Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio: October 13 – November 3, 2020

The planet of communication, Mercury, is now in Retrograde. 

On October 13th, Mercury enters Retrograde in the sign of Scorpio. 

It stations direct on election day in the USA, November 3rd in the sign of Libra.

Let’s unpack this a bit.

What does Mercury Retrograde mean?

Mercury Retrograde is one of the most well-known celestial occurrences. This is because it happens 3-4 times a year and makes itself felt by all.

A Retrograde is when a planet appears to slow down in its orbit. From Earth, the planet appears to be moving backward. Astronomically, the planet is still moving forward with the rest of the planets, and at the same speed as usual. Although moving forward, you see it as backwards. This optical illusion is the perfect mirror of your perception.

It’s a chance to slow down, revisit the steps you’ve taken, and to make space to review your intentions, plans, and actions.

Mercury is the planet of:

  • communication
  • the mind
  • self-expression

When in Retrograde, it’s often suggested to avoid making final decisions, signing contracts, and travel. However, this isn’t always realistic.

Final decisions cannot always be avoided, plans cannot always be changed to accommodate the stars, so proceed with great attention to details. Check your work over and over again. 

By giving yourself more time, more space, and more compassion you’ll provide yourself with what you need in order to meet Mercury Retrograde with grace.

Mercury begins its final Retrograde path of 2020 in the sign of Scorpio.

Scorpio is a deeply emotional sign.

If you experience more emotional turbulence than normal, the energy of this Retrograde may just be the instigator.

Emotional communication will be a common focus, especially the memories you have of past events fueled by it.

Heated arguments leading up to miscommunication can become wounds that last forever if unhealed. Welcome forgiveness and a gentle attitude, especially when you’d rather avoid it.

You may find yourself retracing steps into your past.

Unresolved traumas and unprocessed emotions will magnetize you towards uncovering them.

It’s safe for you to take these steps upon your healing journey. It may feel like you’re moving backward with the Retrograde, reviewing the steps of your past, however it’s still movement, and that’s still growth.

Nostalgia is a common experience that will pull you deep into longing. Sentimental items and memories will help soothe the healing work you’re doing.

Mars is still in Retrograde which makes these 3 weeks a bit spicier than usual. The intensity that occurs during this time is preparing you for a profound release.

This compounded energy is forcing you to align your energy with pure intention. 

Your thoughts will try to invoke restlessness, however you can use your calm center to bypass the angst. How? This Mercury Retrograde Survival Ritual I created for you.

Confusion and lack of action may seem like roadblocks at first, but sometimes you need a forced pause to review and realign your energy.

Mercury stations direct (is no longer in Retrograde) on the USA’s Presidential Election Day 11/3 in the sign of Libra.

Libra is the sign of:

  • justice
  • balance
  • equality

There’s some fear about Mercury Retrograde’s antics interfering with the election, however there’s a good chance that the celestial alignment will actually be beneficial for the outcome of this election.

Everywhere else in the world, the exit of Mercury from its Retrograde path on November 3rd will primarily show up as the ultimate position for you to focus on healing your relationships.

Delays are beneficial. In moments when you’re stopped along your path, it’s a blessing.

Sometimes the best stories come from the plans that totally go awry.

Your attitude is the anchor of your experience.

The difficult conversations that happen have a chance to bring up emotions for healing, and although it may get worse at first, there’s opportunity for profound healing when all is said and done.

This can be a really intense period to navigate.

I’ve created a ritual that’s inspired by this specific Mercury Retrograde. 

The shift from Scorpio to Libra takes you deep into the dark, bringing what’s necessary into the light. 

I suggest following along with the ritual so that you can move through the innermost parts of your depths with guidance and support.

It’s easy to get distracted and fall prey to the restlessness of this celestial energy.

I make it even easier for you to take control of your personal energy so that you can use this time to heal, grow, and prosper in this ritual.

There’s nothing to fear, dear one. All is well.

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio Ritual

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